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Assessing the Impact of Medical Technologies on Health - ECO00058M

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Miss Helen Weatherly
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21

Module summary

To develop your understanding of the methods for assessing the effectiveness of health technologies.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2020-21

Module aims

To develop your understanding of the methods for assessing the effectiveness of health technologies.

Module learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the module you should be able to:

  • Outline and explain a range of advanced methodological issues in assessing the impact of medical technologies on health for inclusion in economic evaluation studies.
  • Explain and understand the key concepts in epidemiology.
  • Explain different types of study design and their respective advantages and disadvantages.
  • Explain and understand the principles behind randomised trials.
  • Undertake a systematic review of the impact of medical technologies on health.
  • Undertake a meta-analysis and understand its use in summarising the results of studies of similar interventions.
  • Explain the approaches to evidence synthesis and the criteria for assessing when each is appropriate.
  • Explain how to undertake an evaluation of diagnostics and screening.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam
Assessing the Impact of Medical Technologies on Health
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam
Assessing the Impact of Medical Technologies on Health
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback will be given in line with University guidelines

Indicative reading

Detailed reading references are provided in the module learning materials.



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